Google is attempting to make themselves relevant in the television box set medium. Driven by the televisions growing demand for web based programming, Google wants to make sure to place them forefront on the industry edge and keep themselves, as well as their advertisers, visible in the exploding television medium. What is Google TV?
Google tv is a way for Google to insert themselves, through high speed box set technology, into your television programming, allowing television users to surf through online sites like hulu and YouTube. It will allow users to download applications, and games, that is the crux of what is Google TV.
Google hopes to open a stream of interfacing with operating systems for cell phones, to software developers, to gamers, hoping to find its very own niche in much the same way apps did for apple. Google TV wants to do for TV what apps has done for Apple
What is Google TV going to cost you? Well, Google TV is going to be considerably more expensive, than the alternatives available. The browser-based Google TV box will cost upwards of $200. However, there are several other alternatives on the market, albeit without the huge name that Google has behind it, but they do have most of the features available that Google is attempting to market.
Teaming up with Sony and rumors of a partnership with satellite television, this box set will make it easy for consumers to browse websites directly through their televisions. As a matter of fact, using web-based technology for your TV, you will be able to navigate the web and interface with other forms of technology. It’s not as important to ask what Google television is, but will it be worth the expense and hype. That remains to be seen…